Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

Mini Custard Fruit Tarts
Makes:
6
Prep Time:
30
minutes
Total Time:
110
minutes
based on 43 reviews
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Individual custard tarts served with fresh fruit are the essence of simplicity after a rich meal. Light and delicate yet flavorful these tarts make a lovely presentation dressed with fresh mint leaves.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • 6 prepared single-serving graham cracker crusts
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 pkg. sliced fresh fruit (optional)
  • Mint leaves (optional)

Directions:

COMBINE pudding mix and water in small saucepan. Add evaporated milk and lemon peel; stir until smooth. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.

POUR into crusts; refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Top with fruit and mint leaves before serving.

VARIATION: For a Key Lime twist to this recipe, substitute 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice and 1 teaspoon grated lime peel for the grated lemon peel. Top with lime slice.


Reviews:

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Mmmmmmmm......

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Pam Paperno from Las Vegas, NV

This is a winner. Easy enough for my daughters to make for their friends, and good enough for us grownups, too.

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    Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    NANCY CHAPMAN from ,

    These fruit tarts are so yummmy and so easy to make! I regret not trying the recipe sooner. They are much fresher and cheaper than the store bought ones.

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    Lovely Tarts

    susan kennedy from Kingsport, TN

    These are delicious - sweet and tart!

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    Awesome

    Jackie Trojan from Milford, NE

    These are delicious!

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    custard tarts

    pat anderson from lantana, FL

    really yummy and so easy

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    Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    Sue Bazner from Boston, MA

    These are delicous and one of those-"I can always rely on" kind of recipes.

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    Look great!

    Brad Bergeron from Nashua, NH

    Great, These should make a great individual dessert for everyone. I am going to try them!

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    Yum!

    Lindsay Ledford from ,

    Tasty and easy!

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    Lightened up

    Darlene Comeaux from ,

    Use non fat milk and sugar free pudding and it is just as good. Not as many calories.

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    Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    KATHY GREEN from South Daytona, FL

    Pretty and very easy to put together for a party.

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    Simple and Pretty

    Jennifer Costa from North Andover , MA

    I made these and my 15 year old daughter loved them so much, she took the recipe and impressed her friends.

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    Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    Excellent! You can make so many different fillings or toppings for these wonderful tarts.

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    A great kid pleaser

    Gay Lynn Brown from Baton Rouge, LA

    This is a great recipe to make with children to help with the preparation and then easy to share. Can freeze before topping with the fruit.

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    Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    MARILYN LARKIN from MARLBOROUGH, MA

    I need to prepare a light luncheon for about 20 people at a church conference and want to make a simple yet eye-catching dessert. These mini tarts are the perfect ending to the luncheon, especially topped with a lightly sweetened dollop of freshly whipped cream and a melange of fresh berries. Perfection!

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    delicious

    chana tepfer from brooklyn, NY

    I made it for my family and they loved it!! Its a great dessert to make when your entertaining becasue its fast and easy and its very refreshing.

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    mini custard fruit tart

    Susan Kokanchak from YONKERS, NY

    So easy to make and really creamy. Try using different fruit on top so family and friends can choose which one they want.

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    Mother's Day Treat

    CHERYLANN ROBINSON from SAULT STE MARIE, ON

    I made these tarts for Mother's Day this year and everyone raved about them. I did make one small change, though. I made a glaze of frozen strawberries, sugar and cornstarch to put on top and then topped them with a fresh berry. They were delicious and the custard stayed fresh longer as I had to make them the night before. Will definitely make them again.

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    Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    Bethany Heide from TINLEY PARK, IL

    These are very easy to make and delicious too! I have also used chocolate pudding and cherries to make a "Black Forest" version as well. They look pretty too!

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    Too good to be true

    Dianne Kolacki from EDISON, NJ

    These were delicious. I made them for my "Mom's on Monday" group at church. They were gone in 2 minutes flat. I had to make copies of the recipe for all of the ladies. Thank you.

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    Simply Delicious!

    Chiron O'Keefe from ASHLAND, OR

    I used regular tart shells (instead of graham), and substituted vanilla for the lemon peel. Topped with fresh strawberries and peaches, this dessert was a smash success! Highly recommended. This yummy treat will make everyone smile. :-)

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    Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    Terry Rosebrough from SAINT LOUIS, MO

    Did someone make a mistake and forget to make this a 5 star rated recipe. Not only are these easy to make, they are excellent eating! Yet another recipe for my recipe box.

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    Nice for tea

    Sonya Warren from Richardson, TX

    I made these for an Afternoon Tea recently and they worked well. A light flavor, not too sweet and not overpowering, perfect with tea.

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    Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    Carole Finney from Harrisville, OH

    These are the best. I use all kinds of fresh fruit on them. They are so easy to make that my dessert making is the last part of my dinner preperation, because I know what I am going to have. Fruit Tarts with fresh fruit, I like strawberries and kiwi on mine.

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    Individual Custard Tarts

    Margaret Stukenborg from Halfway, MO

    This is a recipe that I would like to make. But I would make the tart shells myself.I prefer making rather than buying already prepared items.

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    Mmmmmmmm......

    Pam Paperno from Las Vegas, NV

    This is a winner. Easy enough for my daughters to make for their friends, and good enough for us grownups, too.

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    Custard Tarts

    connie from girard, oh

    I have made these many times. It is an easy dessert, and easy is important for me since I have four growing boys still at home. If in season, I may put fruit, but my sons like crushed cookies on top. I have also simply put whipped topping on the top. Now there is flavored whipped topping so I am looking forward to trying it on top.

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    GREAT DESSERT

    SONIA HERNANDEZ from PEORIA, AZ

    THEY WERE SO EASY AND TASTED SO GOOD AND WERE A HIT AT OUR PARTY.

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    Individual custard tarts

    LIZ SACAPANIO from Graham, Wa

    I love custard so this recipe caught my attention. It was so easy to make, tasted great and everyone love them. I made them a second time layering the 'custard' with chocolate. Finished them with whipped topping and grated chocolate! Yummy!

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    Mini custard fruit tarts

    cynthia wolfe from naples, FL

    Very nice individual desserts. It's hard to believe they are reduced fat.

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    Yummy!

    JAMIE DINNSEN from Derry, NH

    My family really enjoyed these!

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    Individual Custard Tarts

    MaDonna Merriam from Forest City, IA

    They are execellent!! Easy and quick around the Holidays.

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    WOW!!

    Andrea Johnson from Grand Forks, ND

    I thought that these were great. My whole family loved them.

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    Individual Tarts

    ANTOINETTE ARMAO from brooklyn, NY

    I love these. I love to bake miniatures. They look elegant for a gathering of people at a buffet table. And the taste is delicious and lite.

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    Indiviual Custard Tarts

    Sharon Stodgell from Kokomo, IN

    These are great. My Grandchildren thought that they were the best. These are so easy to make and to serve. And they look so nice on the serving plate with garnish.

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    VERY, VERY RICH AND DELICIOUS

    Deanna McGinnis from Riverside, CA

    THEY ARE SO GOOOOOOOOD!*********

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    individual custard tarts

    Martha Robison from Parker, CO

    What a pretty dessert to serve at a brunch. Everone wanted this recipe!

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    Versatile Treat

    Dean-Na Hart from Val Caron, ON

    These look even better if you glaze the fruit!

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    WOW!

    Kavitha Subramaniam from Cary, NC

    Everybody likes it!

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    Lovely Individual Desserts

    MARY EDGAR from Cincinnati, OH

    A great dessert to decorate with fruit, nuts, creams, sprinkles or anything else.

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    Individual Custard Tarts

    CINDY ENGLAND from MAIZE, KS

    I made cherry and then I made some apple - they freeze well.

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    Creamy Finish

    Lori Parker from Brooklyn, NY

    A great way to end a summer meal.. these are simple to put together and just light enough so that you don't feel TOO full after enjoying a good meal!

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    Mini Custard Tarts

    Melba Barinka from Bradenton, Fl

    This really is excellent. I just loved them with a dollop of fat free whipped topping.

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    Becca Yuhasz from ssad, sdsa, asasd

    Um I liked it

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    Review for Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

    patsy peake from severn, MD, usa

    very good

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 220
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g (9% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 300mg (12% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (12% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 2% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

Ingredients

  • 6 prepared single-serving graham cracker crusts
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 pkg. sliced fresh fruit (optional)
  • Mint leaves (optional)

 

Directions

COMBINE pudding mix and water in small saucepan. Add evaporated milk and lemon peel; stir until smooth. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.

POUR into crusts; refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Top with fruit and mint leaves before serving.

VARIATION: For a Key Lime twist to this recipe, substitute 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice and 1 teaspoon grated lime peel for the grated lemon peel. Top with lime slice.

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